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Pope Francis: Head of the Catholic Church since 2013
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State since 2013. Francis is the first pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since Gregory III, a Syrian who reigned in the 8th century.

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Pope Francis laments the “folly of war” in Palm Sunday address [Video]

Pope Francis laments the “folly of war” in Palm Sunday address

Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said that the “folly of war” leads people to commit “senseless acts of cruelty.”

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Pope Francis criticises Russia's 'infantile and destructive' war in Ukraine [Video]

Pope Francis criticises Russia's 'infantile and destructive' war in Ukraine

"We had thought that invasions of other countries, savage street fighting and atomic threats were grim memories of a distant past,” Pope Francis said of the war in Ukraine on a visit to Malta.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:09Published
Pope Francis Issues Apology To Indigenous for Catholic Abuses in Canada [Video]

Pope Francis Issues Apology To Indigenous for Catholic Abuses in Canada

Pope Francis Issues Apology To Indigenous, for Catholic Abuses in Canada. Pope Francis issued the apology from Rome on behalf of the Catholic Church for abuses and crimes committed against Indigenous..

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Pope apologises to First Nations for abuses suffered in Canada [Video]

Pope apologises to First Nations for abuses suffered in Canada

Pope Francis on Friday made a historic apology to Indigenous Peoples for the “deplorable” abuses they suffered in Canada’s church-run residential schools.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published
Pope Francis meets Ukrainian children [Video]

Pope Francis meets Ukrainian children

At the end of Wednesday's general audience in the Vatican, Pope Francis greeted children from Ukraine.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

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Pope Francis declared 18th-century Indian layman Devasahayam Pillai a saint on Sunday, making him the first person from India with the title.
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Pope to make Devasahayam a saint today, 1st for an Indian layman

Devasahayam Pillai, who embraced Christianity in the 18th century, will be declared a saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday. The Thiruvananthapuram Latin archdiocese will hold special prayers..
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Pope Francis uses wheelchair in public for the first time

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The Pope has been pictured in a wheelchair for the first time due to knee pain that affects his ability to walk and stand.
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Be kind to your mother-in-law, urges Pope Francis

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Be kind to your mother-in-law, often the victim of "cliches", Pope Francis has urged Catholics.
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Pope Francis Kisses Ukrainian Flag, Calls On Putin To End War

Pope Francis is condemning the war in Ukraine -- and arguably Putin -- by kissing a flag that once flew in the city of Bucha ... where Russians soldiers left dead bodies tied up and lying in the..
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'In the name of God - stop this massacre': Pope's message to Vladimir Putin

Pope Francis has called on Vladimir Putin to stop the "massacre" in Ukraine, warning cities risk being "reduced to cemeteries".
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Sir David Attenborough and Pope Francis nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Sir David Attenborough has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, joining Pope Francis and the World Health Organisation on the list of this year's candidates.
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Maskless Pope urges faithful to look 'beyond the decorations' as he celebrates Christmas Eve Mass

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A maskless Pope Francis has urged people to look "beyond all the lights and decorations" this festive season.
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First papal visit to India since 1999 likely after PM Modi’s invite

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, where Modi invited the head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit India and the two leaders discussed the future of a..
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Pope Francis called PM Modi's invitation to India the 'greatest gift'

PM Modi was in Rome for the G20 Summit, had met Pope Francis earlier in the day. It was the first-ever meeting
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PM Modi gifts specially-made candle holder, book on India's climate initiatives to Pope Francis


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PM Modi invites Pope Francis to visit India


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PM Narendra Modi calls on Pope Francis in Vatican


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PM Modi arrives in Vatican City to meet Pope Francis ahead of G20 summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Vatican City on Saturday to meet Pope Francis ahead of the highly anticipated Group of 20 (G20) Summit. He is scheduled to have a meeting with French..
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G-20 Summit: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Vatican City to meet Pope Francis

On the second day of his visit, PM Modi arrived at the Vatican City to meet Pope Francis. He is accompanied by NSA Ajit Doval and EAM Dr S Jaishankar.
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Joe Biden arrives in Rome for meeting with Pope Francis ahead of G20 and COP26

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Two weeks of global leaders meeting to save the world begin with a one-on-one between the leader of the planet's biggest religious denomination and its most powerful superpower.
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PM Modi to meet Pope Francis in Rome on Saturday


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PM Modi will meet Pope Francis on October 30, says Church

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Pope Francis on October 30 during his European visit commencing later this week, a Catholic Bishops' body in Kerala said on Wednesday.
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Missouri executes man said to be disabled despite calls for clemency from Pope Francis

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A convicted murderer has been executed in Missouri after both the state's governor and the US Supreme Court declined to grant clemency sought by Pope Francis on the grounds that the man was..
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'Some people wanted me dead': Pope hits back at conservative critics

'some people wanted me dead': pope hits back at conservative critics
Pope Francis has hit back at conservative critics, saying their undermining of the Catholic Church is the "work of the devil" - and quipped that "some people wanted me dead" after his recent surgery.
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Pope Francis criticises West's involvement in Afghanistan - but quotes Putin instead of Merkel

pope francis criticises west's involvement in afghanistan - but quotes putin instead of merkel
Pope Francis mistakenly invoked Vladimir Putin in his criticism of the West's involvement in Afghanistan as an attempt by outsiders to impose democracy.
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Church aid for families with 4 or more kids

A circular issued by Pala bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt on Tuesday said the “offers” are being made as part of the “Year of the Family” declaration by Pope Francis. The church is Oriental..
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Pope Francis leaves hospital 10 days after undergoing colon surgery

Pope Francis has been seen leaving hospital, 10 days after having planned surgery to remove half his colon.
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Pope Francis admitted to hospital for scheduled surgery

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Pope Francis has been admitted to hospital for a scheduled surgery on his large intestine, the Vatican has announced.
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Pope Francis 'responding well' after intestinal surgery at Rome hospital

Pope Francis is "responding well" after surgery on his large intestine, the Vatican has said.
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Pope Francis Shakes Hands with Spider-Man

Pope Francis may be a superhero in the Catholic church, but he came face-to-face with a guy who's a hero to children everywhere ... including kids in hospitals he visits to cheer them up. The Pope met..
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Pope calls on world financial leaders to reduce debt burden of poorer countries

pope calls on world financial leaders to reduce debt burden of poorer countries
Pope Francis has told the world's financial leaders that poor countries hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus should have their debt burden reduced.
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Pope pays surprise visit to Vatican vaccine centre for homeless people

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Pope Francis visited the Vatican's vaccination centre for the poor and homeless on Good Friday.
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'Iraq will always remain with me, in my heart': Pope's message to packed Erbil stadium

'iraq will always remain with me, in my heart': pope's message to packed erbil stadium
Pope Francis has said Mass to thousands of people in the packed Franso Hariri stadium in Erbil.
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Pope visits Mosul - former Islamic State stronghold in Iraq

Pope Francis has arrived in Mosul on his tour of Iraq, a former stronghold of terror group Islamic State.
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Pope Francis's historic visit has given Iraqis hope of more tolerant days ahead

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This extraordinary and historic papal visit to Iraq may have been risky and controversial.
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'Look beyond our differences': Pope Francis meets with senior Iraqi Shia cleric

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Pope Francis has met Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani - Iraq's top Shia cleric - at the Islamic scholar's home in the Iraqi city of Najaf.
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Pope Francis arrives at home of senior Iraqi Shi'ite cleric

Pope Francis has arrived at the home of Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani - southern Iraq's top shi'ite cleric - in a historic meeting of Catholic and Shi'ite Muslim leadership.
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Pope expresses solidarity with people of Myanmar as thousands protest against coup

Pope Francis has expressed his "solidarity with the people" of Myanmar protesting at last week's military coup..
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Pope Francis Eating Too Much Pasta, Needs Diet Change For Sore Back

Pope Francis is way too kneedy ... he eats too much pasta, and his doctors want him to drastically change his diet ... from A to Ziti. The pasta-loving Pontiff's being advised to lose at least 4 lbs to..
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The Pope Compares Abortion To Hiring A Hitman

Pope Francis just compared abortion to hiring a hitman ... because he says both acts are designed to get rid of a problem. The Pope made his comment to Argentinian women who oppose a new, proposed law..
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